According to a popular story, the game was invented by a French aristocrat in the 17th century.
The first evidence of the game can be traced back to the court of Louis XIV, and the specific date of 1697.
The objective is, making valid moves, to empty the entire board except for a solitary peg in the central hole.
A valid move is to jump a peg orthogonally over an adjacent peg into a hole two positions away and then
to remove the jumped peg.